This week has been brutal work-wise. I have been packed solid 4-6 hours every day this week, which doesn’t leave much time to get actual work done. In good news, we finished interviews and made a hiring decision- I really like the candidate and think he’ll be a good fit all around. I wish I could hire two, though- another candidate was very good, also.
I have two more days of the work marathon but I’m not sure that I’m going to make it- my body is just run down and we’ve had our first really cold weather of the season. I’ve been trying to salvage a few spoons by getting to sleep earlier, but it hasn’t been enough, so I’m making a few accommodations.
I’ve decided to forgo garlands on the tree this year. I usually put up strings of silver stars and red wooden “berries”. As much as I love them, it’s tough on my arms and shoulders, even with hubby’s help. Since I’ve basically decorated the tree exactly the same for the last few years, this will force me to mix it up a bit- not necessarily a bad thing. If I find myself really regretting it, I can plan ahead for it next year.
I have some lovely flocked ornaments that were passed on to me by a friend. They’re gorgeous jewel tones but just too large for our tree, and I don’t want to hang them outside since they are glass. So I’ve carried them around and stored the boxes for a couple years now. I am going to check and make sure she doesn’t want them back, and if not try and find a new home for them- if I’m not using them they’re taking up space in an already-crowded closet. I may hang them at work though- just need to get them from the trunk of my car.
I really love doing holiday cards- I was so disappointed the year that I could only do a few. However, I have to admit that it’s probably what’s been causing my cubital tunnel issues to flare. I have a few folks who I haven’t heard from in a couple years, and if I don’t this year I will probably wean them from my card list. I really can’t simplify the card process any more than I already have, so it’s down to a shorter list. Since I will have written about 70 cards this year (really!) that is probably only sane. I will still be sad about it, however, although I’ll be glad once this flare dies down and my hands stop buzzing.